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Government Decentralization as a Disincentive for Transnational Terror? An Empirical Analysis

Axel Dreher and Justina A. V. Fischer

No 4259, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)

Abstract: Using panel data for a maximum of 109 countries over the years 1976-2000, we empirically analyze the impact of decentralization on the occurrence of transnational terror. Our results show that expenditure decentralization reduces the number of transnational terror events in a country, while political decentralization has no impact. These results are robust to the choice of control variables and method of estimation.

Keywords: government effectiveness; governance quality; federalism; decentralization; terrorism (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D74 H40 H70 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 42 pages
Date: 2009-06
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Published - published in: International Economic Review, 2010, 51 (4), 981 - 1002

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